Galactic Zoo!


Ãlvaro Ibáñez Pérez

Pioz, Guadalajara, Spain

Telescope: TS115 Triplet APO refractor
Reducer: TS Optics 0,79x
Mount: NEQ6 Pro II Tuning Belts + EQMOD
Camera: CCD Atik 460EX mono + Baader LRGB + IDAS LPS
Guider: Lunático EZG-60 + SXLodestar
Focus: RoboFocus + FocusMax
Adquisition: MaximDL
Processing: PixInsight Core 1.8

Luminance and RGB from Las Inviernas,Guadalajara, Spain ( 11/03/2016 – 12/03/2016)

Ha: 38x300s bin1 a -10ºC
R: 5x300s bin1 a -10ºC
G: 5x300s bin1 a -10ºC
B: 5x300s bin1 a -10ºC

I’m sumitting an image of the Rosette nebula with a bit of a twist. I cropped and magnified some of the dark cloud areas that, due to the pareidolia phenomenon, they may appear to ressemble several animal shapes: a dog, a donkey, a cheetah and even a woodpecker! A galactic zoo!